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Pre-Dental Pre-Medical Pre-Veterinary

It is strongly recommended that the following courses be completed by the end of the junior year in order to prepare for the MCAT, DAT, or GRE exams and to fulfill academic requirements of the professional schools:

8 credits of Biology at the 200 level (requires 4 credits of Biology 110-129); BIOL 202 & 203 recommended CHEM 101 and 102 General Chemistry I and II
CHEM 209 and 210 Organic Chemistry I and II
ENGL 100, 101 or 110-139 English composition course
PHYS 101 and 102 General Physics I and II (requires MATH 120) OR
PHYS 203 and 204 Introductory Physics I and II (requires calculus)
One-two semesters of college Math (Calculus and Statistics are recommended)

The courses listed above are the minimum required by the professional schools. Each student should decide, in consultation with a health professions adviser, whether or not to take other science courses. The courses listed below are strongly recommended, but are not strictly required:

BIOL 307 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 316 Genetics
BIOL 331 Microbiology
BIOL 339 Cell Biology
CHEM 301 Biological Chemistry I

Although most of Hood's successful candidates to health professions schools do major in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry, it is not necessary to major in a science field to be seriously considered for acceptance. It IS important that the candidate display a strong understanding of the basic sciences, have a very good academic record (a grade point average of 3.5 or higher is minimal) and good scores on the admission exam. Hood's successful health professions program is based on individual advising and rests on broad liberal arts preparation. Any student with an interest in preparing for a career in the health professions should contact Ms. Betsy Estilow, Health Professions Advisor, Career Center (301) 696-3583 or one of the Health Professions Advisory Committee members during the first semester at Hood and should register with the Career Center.


Ms. Nancy Hennessey, Director of Career Services
Apple 2nd Floor, 301-696-3583

Dr. Kevin Bennett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Hodson 244, 301-696-3682

Dr. Allen Flora, Professor of Physics 
Hodson 249, 301-696-3680

Dr. Karen Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Chapel 203, 301-696-3433

Dr. Eric Kindahl, Assistant Professor of Biology
Hodson 156, 301-696-3659

Dr. Craig Laufer, Associate Professor of Biology
Hodson 160, 301-696-3656